May 16, 2012

C Aptitude Questions and answers with explanation.

C Aptitude 2
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Predict the output or error(s) for the following:

C aptitude 2.1
            static int var = 5;
            printf("%d ",var--);

Answer: 5 4 3 2 1

Explanation: When static storage class is given, it is initialized once. The change in the value of a static variable is retained even between the function calls. Main is also treated like any other ordinary function, which can be called recursively.

C aptitude 2.2
             int c[ ]={2.8,3.4,4,6.7,5};
             int j,*p=c,*q=c;
             for(j=0;j<5;j++) {
                        printf(" %d ",*c);
                        ++q;     }
printf(" %d ",*p);
++p;     }

Answer: 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 6 5

Explanation:Initially pointer c is assigned to both p and q. In the first loop, since only q is incremented and not c , the value 2 will be printed 5 times. In second loop p itself is incremented. So the values 2 3 4 6 5 will be printed.

C aptitude 2.3
            extern int i;

Answer:Linker Error : Undefined symbol 'i'

Explanation: extern storage class in the following declaration, extern int i; specifies to the compiler that the memory for i is allocated in some other program and that address will be given to the current program at the time of linking. But linker finds that no other variable of name i is available in any other program with memory space allocated for it. Hence a linker error has occurred .

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